Here is what we got up to……
We woke to drizzle and with little chance of flying, so we spent the morning briefing deaf pilots on the conversion process from UK (BGA) to European (EASA) Sailplane Pilot Licensing.
Joan arrived and after lunch the weather brightened up, so we got a K21 out of the hangar to fly. John, Rodney, Joan, Dave and Pete all flew and we managed 5 flights before a late afternoon heavy shower. Unfortunately some of us got wet whilst putting the kit away! Time for a quick beer, then out for an evening meal.
Sunday turned out to be a classic gliding day. Blue skies dotted with Cumulus clouds.
John gave Rodney a couple of winch launch check flights before before handing him over to Pete for his Bronze Exam.
We took turns to fly while the rest chatted about flying.
John and Joan managed 40 minutes and had to resort to doing loops and chandelles to lose height. Andrew and Yoav had the longest flight over an hour in the blue K13.
This weekend we were joined by a new member, Mark who is learning to fly Microlights at Kemble. John took Mark for his first flight in a glider, and Mark remarked how smooth the glider was.
The highlight of the day was the news that Rodney passed him Bronze exam. Well done Rodney!
Many thanks to everyone at London Gliding Club for hosting us and for Pete for taking time out of his weekend.